"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default" -- J.K. Rowling

How to be Smarter: Build a life so uniquely yours that no one can imagine anyone but you living it. Make your choices so intentionally and specifically tailored to your personality and your goals that it is impossible to conceive of anyone but you living the one specific life that you live. Your life should not be interchangeable with anyone else's--and that's a good thing because it means you are listening to your own specific heart, mind and values. How to be Prettier: An SP&A Exclusive Discount code: With the promo code SPANDA10, you can get 10% off your order at Messes of Dresses. I have my eye on the Envious Bow Dress, the Sunflower Shirt, and the Marcel Loafers. (Coupon expires 5/14).

How to be (less) Awkward: A really cleverly written article on dignity [some profanity].